Date: March 20, 2017

Posted by: gnGesiteJr


The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC) represented by PSUPT ELIZABETH D JASMIN, Head, Administration Services, and Mr. Gene N Gesite Jr., Desk Officer, attended a three (3)-day licensing system implementation workshop hosted by the United States Department of State – Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry – Strategic Trade Management Office.


The workshop was held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City last March 15-17, 2017, with speakers coming from the US Department of Energy – National Nuclear Security Administration (Mr. Kevin Uitvlugt), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Mr. Kevin Whattam), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Ms. Lisa Loden), and US Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security (Mr. Ron Rolfe).



It was participated in by selected personnel from the different concerned agencies, namely: Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Import Services (DTI-BIS), Department of Trade and Industry - Strategic Trade Management Office (DTI-STMO), Anti-Terrorism Council – Program Management Center (ATC-PMC), Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime (OSETC), Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Philippine National Police – Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Optical Media Board (OMB), Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).


The discussions revolved around on how the United States of America implements its licensing system and what are the best practices that the Philippines may adopt in order to ensure proper and successful execution of the Strategic Trade Management Act (STMA) once its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) are finalized. It became an avenue for the representatives of relevant government agencies to ask questions and raise inquiries as to the various licensing systems that the speakers have encountered in other countries that are similar to the Philippine setting.